Saturday, October 02, 2004

SCC yet to decide on next presidential election (Rafsanjani)

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Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN (MNA) –- A member of Steering Council of the Society of Combatant Clerics (SCC), Gholam-Reza Mesbahi-Moghaddam said here Saturday that the SCC has not yet decided on the next presidential election.

Talking to Mehr News Agency, the senior SCC official said that the political atmosphere is currently normal and no crisis is at sight for the nation. However he refused to give any comment on the candidacy of Hashemi Rafsanjani for the next presidential election.

Hashemi Rafsanjani in an earlier meeting with some SCC members had announced he would not run for the next presidential election and believed that now is the turn of others, the SCC member said.

Mesbahi-Moghaddam added that the SCC would soon announce its position regarding the election and Hashemi Rafsanjani after reaching a consensus."

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